Head on down to the farm and try and grow a jackpot in Gets The Worm. It’s a super simple, 5 reel, 25 payline slot from Eyecon that comes with cartoon-style design and a bonus round that awards up to 112 free spins. Try and emulate the early bird from between 25p and £12.50 per spin.

The design in Gets The Worm is pretty basic, even for an Eyecon-powered slot – set against lush green fields with sheep gazing in background, the reels include lower value playing cards and a flower that awards up to 250 coins and a watering can and bird box which pay 25, 100 or 500 coins if you land 3, 4 or 5 in combination.

By far the most rewarding symbol is the early bird which is the game’s wild – it can land on all reels and substitutes for everything apart from the scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 wilds on a payline and you’ll fly off with a bumper haul of 100, 1,000 or 5,000 coins.

Gets The Worm comes with a Free Games feature – to play it, it you’ll need to land 3, 4 or 5 of the worm scatter anywhere on the reels on the same spin. That will get you a payout of 5, 20 or 50 times your total stake as well as 7 free spins. During those free spins, the wild can substitute for everything including the worm scatter, making it a little easier to re-trigger another round of 7 free spins. In total, there’s up to 112 free spins to be won.

This is a pretty basic slot, both in terms of design and playability – the visuals are decent enough if a little basic. There’s little in the way of a backing track, let alone anything resembling ‘Old MacDonald’. The features are pretty skinny too with just the free spins on offer. Yes, the wild replacing the scatter is a positive – it’s still not enough to win us over though.

We’ve been impressed by the features on offer in many of Eyecon’s slots. They may not look the most sophisticated but the free spins, multipliers and pick’em rounds usually hit the spot. Gets The Worm is a bit of a misstep. Even if you’re a very early bird, you’ll find it tricky to get the worm here. If you like the theme, IGT’s Get Clucky and NextGen Gaming’s Golden are recommended.